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UPDATED: Nov 15, 2020

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Have you ever wanted to know how fast the fastest cars in the world go? All the vehicles below are street legal and some of them have more horse power than a Funny Car. (I am just kidding about that, Funny Cars have on average about 7,000 hp).

Many of us like to have a fast sports car, but these bad boys will scare the living day lights out of the average person. We are talking serious G-force if you want to go over 200 miles per hour around a corner.

So, here we go, the fastest cars on the planet!

1. Koenigsegg Agera R – This is claimed to be the fastest on the planet reaching speeds of 273 mph and the Swedish manufactur insists the car could probably go faster. The Agera R is definitely going to throw you back in your seat since it goes from 0 – 60 in 2.9 seconds and reachings 200 mph in 17 seconds. What is supra impressive about the Agera is the motor has a 5.0 liter, V8 twin-turbo engine, producing over 1,100 horsepower! The price tag is over $1,600,000.koenigsegg-agera-r-xl

2. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can give the Agera R a run for its money since it reaches 267 mph. In a 0 – 60 mph race the Veyron wins easy going in 2.4 seconds. What makes the Super Sport rock? An Aluminum, Narrow Angle, 8 Liter, W16 Engine producing over 1200 hp. This is officially the fastest car in the world according to Guinness Book of World Records. The Veyron comes with a pretty price tag of $2,400,000.bugattiveyronsupersport-31

3. The Hennessey Venom GT will certainly rock your boat going from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and reaching 260 mph. The nice thing for car enthuniasts is the cost is less than a million dollars: $950,000. What makes the Venon GT rock? It has a 6.2 liter, LS9 Turbocharged, V8 Twin Turbo Engine producing more than 1200 horsepower. According to the manufacturer the Venom could reach 275 mph smoking out the Agera R!hennessey-venom-gt-xl

4. The 9ff GT9-R is relatively lower in cost compared to others with a price tag of $650,000. If you want the fastest Porche in the world jump in line since it is limited to only 20 models. The GT9-R reaches speeds of 257 mph, going 0-60 in 2.9 secs with a 4.0 Twin-Turbo Engine with more than 1100 hp. The manufacturer will modifiy the vehicle to suit the needs of the owner.9ff-gt9-r

5. The Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo is the coolest looking out of all the fastest cars in the world. The S7 hasn’t been in production since 2009, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go head to head with new models. Boasting speeds over 248 mph and going 0-60 in less than 2.8 secs is a pretty nice investment for $500,000 if you can find one for sale! Underneath the sleek, smooth, cool, design is a Aluminum Twin-Turbo V-8 Engine with 750 hp.

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Note: There is one other automobile which is faster than the Saleen S7, the SCC Ultimate Aero. The reason I put the Saleen on the list is based on performance of the engine. For example, the SCC reaches speeds of 257 mph going 0-60 is 2.7 secs. On the other hand, it has a Twin-Turbo V-8 Engine with 1183 hp. The Saleen has only 750 hp which is pretty impressive. I don’t think the manufacturer intended for the S7 to reach such speeds. The SCC Ultimate Aero deserves its place since it was the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010 according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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